General Maintenance & Repairs - turn signal issue, need your help!




ae13291
10-01-2008, 01:09 AM
hey guys, im having a weird issue with the signals, sometimes when i turn the signal on for a left turn it flashes and blinks and flashes and then stops for a good 2 sec and then the turn signal is on for 1 second then quickly blinks and repeats its self, but it doesent seem to be showing the same blinking pattern all the time it changes, i believe it does this sometimes for the right signal as well but i think a little worst for the left. if anybody has better knowledge on this please help. could possibly be a flasher relay maybe??


noriceinside
10-01-2008, 01:13 AM
yeah thats probably the flasher. i really couldnt imagine it being anything else.

ae13291
10-02-2008, 01:54 AM
^^ thanks for the input. now i just gotta figure out where it exactly is. if somebody knows that would be great other wise ill find out for myself


lovin myls1
10-02-2008, 05:26 AM
Do they work with the hazard flashers on?

ae13291
10-03-2008, 01:04 PM
^^ i will go check that out now

ae13291
10-03-2008, 01:08 PM
ok the hazerds work like normal but when i do left signal or right it starts to act funny again. i will have to take a video of this since its hard to explain the problem

VIP1
10-03-2008, 02:29 PM
There are two different flashers. One for left/right turn signal. One for hazards. If all the lights that are supposed to flash work properly with the hazard flasher, then replace the turn signal flasher. It is hidden behind the shin panel under the steering wheel to the side (I forget which side, but I think its to the right). If you replace any of the bulbs with LEDs, you'll need to get an electronic flasher instead of the stock thermal flasher (ex: Tridon EL12, $8-$12 at auto parts stores).

noriceinside
10-03-2008, 08:48 PM
i dont see why you'd need an electronic flasher with LED bulbs...but i put an electronic flasher in mine with regular bulbs just cuz its more reliable.

anyway yeah the flasher is behind the knee bolster on the right side. easiest way to find it is turn the signal on (whichever side works) and you'll hear it and can track it down that way. theres just a clip holding it to the dash frame. easy install.

ae13291
10-03-2008, 10:00 PM
^^^ thank you so much guys! i will work on this tomorrow, while im there ill do the lowbeam/highbeam mod

VIP1
10-03-2008, 10:57 PM
i dont see why you'd need an electronic flasher with LED bulbs
LEDs don't draw nearly as much current as the stock incandescent bulbs. Since they draw less current, they won't heat up the bimetal strip in the stock thermal flasher enough to flip it. Therefore the signals won't flash. They'll stay lit. An electronic flasher won't have this problem since it will flash regardless.

ae13291
10-03-2008, 11:09 PM
im going to get the EL12 flasher unless there is a better one or something i can buy. will the EL12 work fine with my regular bulbs

VIP1
10-04-2008, 12:18 AM
will the EL12 work fine with my regular bulbs
I think some others have done it. I'm still on the original stock thermal from 2001.

ae13291
10-04-2008, 02:04 PM
do u think the fl32 flasher will also work?

VIP1
10-04-2008, 05:52 PM
do u think the fl32 flasher will also work?
I don't know anything about it. Is that the part number of the stock one or something else?

ae13291
10-04-2008, 08:23 PM
^^ thanks for all your help, i went and bought the EL12 flasher and installed it and worked perfectly fine, a much better quility peice then the stock peice of junk

samson_420
10-04-2008, 08:26 PM
Does it blink quicker than the stock POS?

ae13291
10-04-2008, 08:39 PM
^^ yes so much better, it blinks faster and better then stock and the click is not as loud

VIP1
10-05-2008, 12:50 AM
thanks for all your help
You're Welcome.
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